This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
Inclusivity, equity, diversity and difference are all flushed out in Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders, where it is shown that to treat everybody equally does not mean treating them the same. In Case Studies, inclusivity and equity are poetically dealt with where the authors show – with elegance – the vision and the courage required to bring into existence a better and more hopeful, inclusive and equitable future. Case Studies is a required reading for those who dare to educate and lead with their eyes wide-open and their consciousness wide-awake.
Awad Ibrahim, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Case Studies for Inclusive Educators & Leaders is a thought-provoking collection that collectively illustrates the diversity of what inclusive education means in various contexts. Each case goes beyond telling a story—indeed, authors question and critique seldom-interrogated concepts such as leadership, education and context as they seek to understand and explain what inclusion looks like in 21st century schools. Chapters offer a sophisticated mix of theoretical exploration and practical applications. Recommended for educational leaders, faculty in leadership preparation programs and professional development providers.
Professor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, RMIT University School of Education